Georgia Department of Administrative Services
WHO WE ARE:
The Department of Administrative Services is an executive branch agency within the State of Georgia. Through the Department’s State Purchasing Division (SPD), SPD oversees the procurement functions for the State of Georgia and manages all policies related to procurement. SPD negotiates statewide contracts and provides technical assistance to State Entities in conducting and evaluating entity-specific competitive bids. We also provide electronic sourcing tools that allow procurement professionals to post and award their own competitive bids. SPD manages and monitors use of State purchasing cards (p-cards), procurement tools that allow State employees to obtain goods and services quickly and efficiently. SPD also offers training, including a certification program, to provide procurement professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to perform their job duties within the legal and policy constraints of the State of Georgia.
Internship opportunities are available within the following SPD units:
· Audit Team: The Audit team conducts audits and continuous monitoring of state entities and suppliers doing business with the State. Audits of state entities include audits of purchasing card transactions (p-cards), solicitations, such as, Request for Proposals (RFP) and Request for Quotations (RFQs), purchase orders (PO), and use of statewide contracts. Audits of suppliers include cost recovery audits of statewide contracts and compliance with the remittance of sale reports and the remittance of administrative fees due to the State.
· Policy, Training and Outreach Team: The PTO team is responsible for maintaining the foundation of the state’s procurement activities through its administration of the official policies for conducting procurement activity pursuant to the State Purchasing Act and use of the state’s purchasing card (P-Card) program in accordance with Georgia law. Through the training certification programs, the PTO team delivers entry-level and advanced training courses to instruct and elevate the state procurement profession through understanding of SPD’s policies, processes, best practices and purchasing systems and tools. The PTO team facilitates communication and outreach activities to state and local government procurement professionals and suppliers interested in conducting business with the State of Georgia.
Paid Internship: $15/hour
Placements: Up to 2 placements
Commitment: No more than 30 hours per week
Please indicate which internship you are interested in: Audits or Policy. If there is no preference please indicate so.
Department of Administrative Services, State Purchasing Division
200 Piedmont Ave, Suite 1308, Atlanta, GA 30334